Pimples are not something that one wants visible on the face. However, they are a normal part of life and at some point or the other, everyone does get that pimple. If left untreated, the pimple may go away on its own or may not too. But as a rule of thumb, do not scratch it or itch because it will only lead to marks.
Pimples are caused because of both internal and external factors, but if you want a solution that is home made, then you can ensure simple and effective treatments for the same. Here are some easy and yet effective solutions for dealing with pimples and preventing them too.
Banana Mask For Dry Skin Pimples
Like excessive oil secretion, even dryness can cause pimples. Hence, you need to combat the same using nourishing remedies. Banana is an ingredient that nourishes the skin, without making it overtly greasy or oily and hence works in combatting pimples.
One ripe banana along with a spoon of water to make the paste smooth. A spoon of homemade butter or cream may be added too.
How To Use
Blend 1 tea spoon of softened butter with 1 tea spoon of water and apply this mask over your face. Leave this on for some time. Rinse off with warm water. Try using a pack of banana mash on your face, neck and other pimple prone areas of your body. It helps in radiating your skin and works magic for the dryness. Rinse off with warm water after some time. Add some tea turmeric to this for its antibacterial properties.
This is another mask that doubles as a scrub too. Basically oatmeal not only combats pimples but also deep cleanses and hence you can use it for cleaning the skin from deep within the layers.
Try a mix with baking soda, vanilla extracts, and oatmeal paste. The extracts of vanilla help in nourishing the skin. This paste immediately soothes the skin.
How To Make And Use
Mix this in a bucket of warm water. Pamper yourself in this water for as long as you can and let the magic follow. What happens here is that the oatmeal deep cleanses while the baking soda helps to heal the pimple faster. You can also make a paste of ground oatmeal with a little honey. Apply this over the affected areas.
Aloe Vera is also a great natural conditioner for dry skin. This can be consumed in the form of ointment, food supplement and can be even eaten raw.
You will need some fresh aloe gel, along with a spoon of honey and any citrus juice your choice like lime or even orange.
How To use
It should be remembered that aloe vera can be applied on the skin directly or even in combination with honey for oily skin or may be some citrus juice for oily skin. The combination works in treating pimples and also reduces the scars caused by the same. Simply rub with juices all over the face and wash off.
This therapy is very useful in getting rid of day to day pimple issues. Yogurt has natural ingredients like probiotics, which fights and prevents pimples.
You will require about 3 spoons of yogurt along with a few drops of lime. You can also use citrus juices in case you don’t have lime.
How To Use
It has been seen that a mixture of lime and yogurt also proves effective for pimples, especially if you have very oily skin. Mix 3 spoons of yogurt with few drops of lime. Apply this paste over the pimple prone area, if possible all over the body. Leave it over for at least 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.
Because citrus juices are so natural, there is no tension of any tough ingredients coming in contact to your skin.
Citrus rich food such as oranges, lemon, grapefruits etc helps to maintain the oil level of the skin.
How to use
Try to mix some three-four drops per ounce of citrus juice with any lotion or tonner you apply. Do this preferably at night time. Wash face thoroughly in the morning with antibacterial soap. You can also apply the juice of these fruits on the face, but do remember to use fresh juice.
You just need to pick a clay mask that is readily available or go for fullers earth, which is found in homes that helps in drying pimples along with preventing oiliness.
You can select from a variety of masks available in the market like red or pink clay, based on your skin type. Pick a red, pink or fullers earth mask from the store.
How to Use
You can also apply a mask that suits your oily skin. Ingredients such as clay help in absorbing the extra oil from the skin. Put this mask on for some time and see the instant glow they give to your skin.
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil has amazing quality for perfecting the skin prone to excessive oil secretion.
For making this mask you simply need a few drops of the wheat germ oil along with any vitamin E oil or lotion of your choice.
How To Make And Use
Massage this oil all over your face, keep it there for some time and rinse it with warm water. This oil is rich in vitamin E and helps prevents the skin from damages against environmental pollution, which is one of the major causes of pimples.
Natural Exfoliating Scrub For Pimples
This mask uses some basic ingredients like rice or corn flour that dry up pimples and help it heal. Milk or milk based cleansers are also effective to keep the pores clean and maintain the oil level of skin.
A paste of rice powder, corn flour and some lemon juice also works wonders for oily skin. Rice powder is a natural exfoliating agent and it immensely helps in controlling the excessive oil secretion of the skin.
How To Prepare
Simply take about a tea spoon of milk along with equal quantities of corn or rice flour. Mix it well and add some lemon juice. Let it dry and then wash off.
Almond is a natural ingredient that nourishes the skin but also deep cleanses and can be used without toasting it.
Try using a facial scrub of almond meal-2 tablespoon, ground lemon ring 1 table spoon and milk 4 table spoon. Rose petals or dry flowers like chamomile may be used too.
How To Apply
Apply the pack all over your face, let it dry and rinse off thoroughly with water. To this mask, you can also add some rose petals or their extracts along with some drops of chamomile oil and a drop of geranium oil. The chemicals in these oils act with the petals and they work as a quality tonner for your oily skin.